Wingspan Board Game

How To Play Wingspan

Wingspan Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

1 - 5
Play Time
30 - 45 MIN
The game is set in the world of birds and players compete to build their own bird habitats and attract the best birds to their habitats to score points. The game play combines elements of engine-building, set collection, and resource management. Wingspan has received critical acclaim for its artwork, thematic depth, and engaging mechanics, and has won several awards, including the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres in 2019.

Players start with a set of bird cards, food tokens, and eggs. On their turn, players can take one of four actions: gain food, lay eggs, play a bird card from their hand, or draw a bird card from the deck. To play a bird card, players place it in their habitat, taking into account its specific abilities and requirements. To score points, players can activate the abilities of their birds, and collect end-of-round bonuses based on the number of birds they have in each habitat, the types of birds they have, and the food they have stored.

The game continues until all players have taken four turns in a round, at which point the end-of-round bonuses are calculated, and a new round begins. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. If you have ever played Wingspan let us know what you think. Don't forget the official PDF rules for Wingspan are down below.

  • Kennerspiel des Jahres in 2019

The game Wingspan should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 170 Unique Bird Cards
  • 26 Bonus Cards
  • 16 Automa Cards
  • 103 Food Tokens
  • 75 Egg Miniatures
  • 5 Custom Wooden Dice
  • 5 Player Mats
  • 1 Bird Feeder Dice Tower
  • 2-piece Game Trayz Custom Tray
  • 1 Goal Mat
  • 8 Goal Tiles
  • 1 First-player Token
  • 40 Action Cubes
  • 4 Clear Plastic Resource Containers
  • 1 Score Pad
  • Official Wingspan Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The player with the most points at the end of the game will become the Wingspan champion.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Wingspan rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Wingspan. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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